World Travel Holdings

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Too many cooks spoiling the broth!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Reservationist in Woburn, MA
Current Employee - Reservationist in Woburn, MA

I have been working at World Travel Holdings

Pros

Travel benefits, decent hourly wage

Cons

The people who are Team Leads and Coaches are always critical and never have anything nice to say about anyone here. People are worried about job security. Managers are more concerned with public humiliation thru constant emails showing how badly you are doing in comparison to others. We are reminded to hurry and take calls while supervisors seem to have time to look for cartoon clip arts in their barrage of emails. People need to help out and stop reminding everyone how bad we are doing. If I had another option I would work somewhere else.Really poor communication between supervisors and employees and the company fired long-time employees to cut corners

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at the constant number of emails sent by the same people everyday saying the same thing as their peers and tell them they need to jump in and help with the phones. Sending these constant spreadsheets out is not something that motivates, it attacks our worth as employees.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people with a need for a leader that will really push the envelope.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Developer in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at World Travel Holdings

    Pros

    Smart people that care about one another and care about their business. They are passionate about their work, but they don't expect you to be married to your job. The management team has good travel experience (good and bad sometimes). The senior team respects and values the employees. They are very open to feedback and I feel like they value the contribution and ideas of every employee.

    Cons

    Management is not looking to innovate much. They are looking to tweak around the edges rather than build something remarkable.

    The medical benefits are below average. The working space is far below average. There are no perks to speak of including travel perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dare to be different. shake up leadership that is not trying to change the game. Don't be afraid to get someone new into a key position even if they have to come from outside of travel. Find someone that has built a brand and has deep direct to consumer marketing experience. consider your value proposition more and your tactical performance metrics a little less. invest in your online user experience.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    WTH.........Last option for finding work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at World Travel Holdings

    Pros

    Wow, this is a good question cause it don't have much good reasons to work here. In todays economy, it's a great reason to be working here. But seriously, the best reason to work here is perhaps the people. For the most part everyone is really nice and helpful and everyone tries to do their job according to standards. Other than the people there's not a good good reason to work here. As the last review said, this job is good only if you can't find a job anywhere else. It's also an ideal part-time gig for college students. Also being employed by this company you can get travel agent discounts on some stuff such as theme park tickets and hotel stays, etc. Don't expect to be going on cruises all willy nilly....it's a big LIE. Again, the last review was very much on point. Only top execs or the same people gets to go on cruises.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no work/life balance at this company. They like to change your schedules without notice as if you don't have a life. Getting time-off or vacation approve is almost IMPOSSIBLE with these people. When you need time off the only option for the most part is to get your shift swapped with another employee and even doing that is hard enough cause most people don't like to give up there days OFF especially if it's a Fri or Sat....All sales agent has to follow a script and if you dont follow it, your penalized for scoring. Sales coaches show you love of course when you make the sales (any sales business do) but when numbers not looking good, they sure will remind you every time "you're not doing your job" The reservation system they use is crap; every day it's always some technical problems that makes the job more frustrating on top of dealing w/ rude customers. There's so much this company need to improve on for their call center. People getting hired are fed lies. They have laid off before in 2007 and 2008 and 2009 probably is not gonna be any differ after the busy season. Again, only if you can't find a job somewhere else, a college student or just looking extra part-time income working here is an option, otherwise STAY AWAY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making changes every quarter. Fix your scheduling system, it need to be more work/life balanced and update your reservation system, IT SUCKS!!. Start appreciating your employees by APPROVING some time/vacation days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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